Primitive Skills - Thrive in the Wild

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Primitive Skills - Thrive in the Wild

Time: September 29, 2013 from 12pm to 5pm
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center
Street: 9135 Willeo Road
City/Town: Roswell, GA
Website or Map: http://www.chattnaturecenter.…
Phone: 770-992-2055
Event Type: festival, nature, primitive
Organized By: Tracy Begley
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2013

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From ancient methods of living from the land, to modern hybrid woodsmen, take part in a day all about surviving and thriving in the wild!  Learn to make Lean–tos, Forts and Spider Shelters- 12:30-1:30pm.  Our Naturalist will help you create the perfect hideaways using branches, pine needles and other natural stuff.  Beneficial Trees Walk: 1pm & 3pm – Masterwoodsman lead guided walks identifying important woodland trees while sharing their uses to the early pioneers.  Early Games: 3-4pm - Play games enjoyed by children of early settlers and tribes.  Native American Stories: 1:30pm & 3:30pm- Hear traditional Creek and Cherokee tales.  Additional interactive primitive skill demonstrations by members of Masterwoodsman include:  Frontier Kitchen- Lack of fine cookware was no problem for pioneers. Learn how to cook anything over an open fire from roasting vegetables to baking bread. Taking Shelter- Explore different types of shelters from debris shelters made entirely of found woodland materials to modern lean-tos. Daily Tools- Cups, knives, rope and more all had to be made by hand. Learn techniques for finding traditional materials and making the tools that made daily life a little easier. Beneficial Trees- Pines, oaks, maples and other trees all had different uses. Learn how they can best be used. Fire Making- Learn how to start a fire without a match from bow and drill to flint strikes. Included with general admission: $6 for Child/$10 Adult/$7 Seniors 65+/$7 Students 13-18/Free CNC Members & Kids 2 and under.

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